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July 8 2013 6:26 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Virginal Vessels of Virtue Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win, new NBA homes for Dwight Howard and Brad Stevens, and ESPN’s Let Them Wear Towels.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Mike Pesca, and special guest Johnette Howard discuss first-time Wimbledon champions Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli and whether professional tennis is slowing down. They also consider the likelihood of success for Dwight Howard in Houston and Brad Stevens in Boston. Finally, they talk about the new ESPN documentary Let Them Wear Towels and how women sportswriters fought to get access to locker rooms in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Michael Gerber.

Johnette Howard is a columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNNewYork.com and the author of The Rivals. Follow her on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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